J Crew’s flutter-sleeve shift dress in eyelet (SP17, $118) runs regular 000 – 16 (G1269), petite P00 – P12 (G2380) and tall T2 – T16 (G2397). Color choices are black, bright citron, coral reef and ivory. I’m only seeing the petite in coral and the tall in black. 100% cotton.
Size 8 – black – I tried on the white (below) in size 6. It fit ok, but hugged my stomach a little bit. I’m glad I brought this size 8 in for contrast. I’d say this dress runs tts. However, if you want that extra 1/4″ – 1/2″ in length and/or need more flow thru the body, size up one…like me.
I love my J. Crew Valentina pumps that I have on. This color has been hidden in my closet, but I found it and have worn them a few times lately. The next time you wear a black dress or black outfit, consider wearing a pair of shoes that you feel are difficult to pair — like bright ones.
Size 6 – white – I absolutely love how the texture of the fabric shows up in the white. It looks crisp and clean. I actually did not envision spilling anything on it and felt convinced I could make it thru 90% of the day without getting it dirty. Again this is the 6 and it works. I just felt completely un-selfconscious in the 8 (above).
I have had zero desire to incorporate the sleeves trend into my wardrobe. I’m interested in adding more femininity and flow to my wardrobe, but some of these crazy bell sleeves and poet sleeves are too much.
The back is cute on this. The zipper stops just above the bra strap or so. Then there’s a keyhole and ribbon tie closure. I’m 5’1″ to give you an idea of length.
This one is cart worthy for me. Loved it.
I reviewed the fringy dress & gorgeous green eyelet shirtdress in this post.